Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 306
DegreesUniversity of Florida, Ph.D.
ExpertiseNon-equilibrium statistical mechanics, theory of soft active materials
ProfileBaskaran is a theorist interested in understanding the dynamics of soft materials far from equilibrium. She is presently focused on understanding active materials such as self-propelled colloids and in vitro cytoskeletal filament systems, field and shear driven colloids and granular materials.
|PHYS||20a||Waves and Oscillations|
|PHYS||31a||Quantum Theory I|
|PHYS||40a||Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics|
|PHYS||163a||Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics|
|PHYS||163b||Principles of Soft Materials Theory|
|PHYS||204a||Condensed Matter II|
E. F. Putzig, G. Redner, A. Baskaran and A. Baskaran. "Instabilities, defects and defect ordering in an overdamped active nematic." Soft Matter (2016). (forthcoming)
G. S. Redner, C. G. Wagner, A. Baskaran and M. F Hagan. "A classical nucleation theory description of active colloid assembly." Submitted to PRL (2016). (forthcoming)
Y. Fily, A. Baskaran and M. F Hagan. "Active Particles on a Curved Surface." Submitted to PRL (2016). (forthcoming)
M. F. Hagan and A. Baskaran. "Emergent Self organization in active materials." Current Opinion in Cell Biology 38. (2016): 74-80.
A. P. Solon, Y. Fily, A. Baskaran, M. E. Cates, Y. Kafri, M. Kardar and J. Tailleur. "What is the pressure of an active fluid." Nature Physics 11. (2015): 673-678.
B. Hancock and A. Baskaran. "Effect of reorientation statistics on the torque response of a self propelled particle." Phys. Rev. E 92. 052143 (2015).
E. Bertin, A. Baskaran, H. Chate and M. C Marchetti. "Comparison between Smoluchowski and Boltzmann approaches to self-propelled hard rods." Phys Rev E 92. (2015): 041421.
S. J. DeCamp, G. S. Redner, A. Baskaran, M. F. Hagan and Z. Dogic. "Orientational order of motile defects in active nematics." Nature Materials 14. (2015): 1110-1115.
Y. Fily, A. Baskaran and M. F. Hagan. "Dynamics of strongly confined self-propelled particles in non-convex boundaries." Phys Rev E 91. (2015): 012125.
Arvind Baskaran, Aparna Baskaran, John Lowengrub. "Kinetic Density Functional Theory of Freezing." J Chem Phys 141. (2014): 174506.
Elias Putzig, Aparna Baskaran. "Phase Separation and Emergent Structures in an Active Nematic." Phys Rev E 90. (2014): 042304.
P. Kumar, D. Gold, D. L. Blair, A. Baskaran and J. S. Urbach. "Shear driven aggregation of SU8 Microrods in suspension." Soft Matter 10. (2014): 6514.
Yaouen Fily, Aparna Baskaran, Michael F. Hagan. "Dynamics of Self-Propelled Particles Under Strong Confinement." Soft Matter 10. (2014): 5609.
Baskaran, Aparna and Dufty J. W.. Kinetic theory of active and granular particles. Proc. of RGD 28. Zaragosa, Spain: AIP, 2013.
Baskaran, Aparna and Marchetti M. C. "Self-regulation in Self-propelled Nematic Fluids." Euro. Phys. J E 35. (2013): 1-8.
G. S. Redner, A. Baskaran and M. F. Hagan. "Reentrant phase behavior in active colloids with attraction." Physical Review E 88. (2013): 012305.
G. S. Redner, M. F. Hagan and A. Baskaran. "Structure and dynamics of a phase-separating active colloidal fluid." Physical Review Letters 110. (2013): 055701.
Fily, Y., Baskaran, A., Marchetti, M. C.. "Cooperative Self-Propulsion of Active and Passive Rotors." Soft Matter 8. 10 (2012): 3002 - 3009.
Gopinath, A., Hagan, M. F., Marchetti, M. C., Baskaran, A.. "Dynamical self-regulation in self-propelled particle flows." Physical Review E 85. (2012): 061903.
McCandlish, S. R., Baskaran, A., Hagan, M. F.. "Spontaneous Segregation of Self-Propelled Particles with Different Motilities." Soft Matter 8. 8 (2012): 2527 - 2534.
Baskaran, Aparna and Dufty J. W.. "Granular Hydrodynamics from Kinetic Theory – Fundamental Considerations." Computational Gas Solid Flows – Theory, Methods and Practice. Ed. Pannala, Syamlal, O’Brien. IGI Global, 2010
Baskaran, Aparna and Marchetti M. C. "Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of self-propelled rods." J. Stat. Mech (2010): P04019.